Stars we lost in 2020

Published December 31, 2020, 12:06 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Sean Connery, Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, Peque Gallaga, April Boy Regino, Naya Rivera, Kirk Douglas, and Ramon Revilla Sr. were some of the stars who passed away in 2020. We bid them a final farewell:

Kobe Bryant

1) Legendary NBA player and Oscar winner Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash. He was 41. (January)

Kirk Douglas

2) Kirk Douglas, one of the most famous American leading men in Hollywood, died at the age of 103, his family announced. (February)

Liberty Ilagan

3) Former Sampaguita Pictures actress Liberty Ilagan has died at 76 after battling a chronic lung disease. (March)

Joey Bautista

4) Joey Bautista, lead vocalist of the ’90s band Mulatto, passed away due to COVID-19. (March)

Peque Gallaga

5) Award-winning Filipino filmmaker Peque Gallaga passed away at 76 due to complications from past illnesses. (May)

Ramon Revilla Sr.

6) Former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. has died of heart failure at 92. (June)

Olivia De Havilland (Hollywood Reporter)

7) Olivia de Havilland, a two-time Oscar winner and star of “Gone With the Wind,” has died at the age of 104. (July)

Naya Rivera

8) “Glee” star Naya Rivera dead at 33 after going missing during a boat ride with her 4-year-old son. (July)

Kelly Preston

9) Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, has died following a two-year battle with breast cancer. (July)

Haruma Miura

10) Popular Japanese actor Haruma Miura died after he was found unresponsive in his Tokyo home. He was 30. (July)

Chadwick Boseman

11) Chadwick Boseman, star of the movie “Black Panther,” has died after he has battled colon cancer since 2016. (August)

Emman Nimedez

12) Filipino YouTube star Emman Nimedez has died after battling cancer. He was 27. (August)

Oh In-nye

13) Korean actress, model and YouTuber Oh In-hye died after being discovered unconscious at her home by a friend. She was 36. (September)

Lloyd Cafe Cadena

14) YouTube vlogger Lloyd Cafe Cadena has died at 26. (September)

15) Helen Reddy, the Australian singer best known for her empowerment anthem “I Am Woman,” has died at age 78. (September)

Eddie Van Halen

16) “Guitarist” Eddie Van Halen dies at 65 after cancer battle (October)

Madam Auring

17) Popular Filipino Fortune teller Madam Auring died at 80. (October)

Alex Trebek (USA Today)

18) Alex Trebek, long-running ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dead at 80 (November)

April Boy Regino

19) Filipino-born singer April Boy Regino has died at the age of 51 after a long battle with prostate cancer (November)

Jamir Garcia

20) Slapshock’s vocalist Jamir Garcia was found dead at his home in Quezon City at 9:30 a.m. He was 42. (November)

Sean Connery

9) Sean Connery, 90, died in his sleep from heart failure due to pneumonia and old age, according to his death certificate. (November)